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Understanding Implicit Bias: Re-wiring the Unconscious Mind

  • Women's Resource Center 628 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC, 27405 United States (map)

Join us on February 12 from 9-11 a.m. for an interactive and thought-provoking session intended to help you learn strategies to examine how your unconscious mind may be impacting how you navigate your personal and professional worlds, and suggestions for closing “value gaps”.

The training session, presented by NCCJ’s Program Director Michael Robinson, will provide participants with a brief overview of implicit bias, the role it plays in decision making, and the possible unintentional consequences that operating from a place influenced by implicit bias can have in our social and professional lives.

Our purpose for the day is to:

  • Heighten awareness
  • Challenge thinking
  • Change how we act

Our goals for this training are to: 

  • Have participants consider their perceptions of others, how these perceptions are shaped and the impact this has on them as coaches.
  • Better understand how implicit bias may impact decision making and judgements as well as the effect this has them as coaches.
  • Explore strategies and techniques for stretching our cultural competency and expanding social and professional networks.

NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad is the region’s oldest human relations organization. For 80 years, we have worked to build mutual understanding and respect among all people – regardless of race, culture, faith, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic background. NCCJ advances our mission through advocacy, education, and dialogue. 

 Michael Robinson is NCCJ’s program director. Before joining NCCJ, Michael served as a Success Coach at High Point University, and spent 7 years teaching English at the Early/Middle College at GTCC - Jamestown. Michael received his master’s degree in Peace and Conflict studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016. In November 2016, Michael founded Shifting Lenses, a workshop series designed to bring people from all walks of life together to discuss divisive issues, related to identity, in public spaces.